Nucks News – November 2022 Edition

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 Recap by Mackenzie Grafton and Conrad Krausert

The Canucks finished the month of October with a win over Okotoks and with a record of 3-6-1-0

Player Spotlight

#20 Ty Hipkin
Since being acquired in the off season to complete the 2021 Justin Barker trade, Ty has been a solid contributor. In the month of October he contributed 4 goals and 3 assists, being a major play driver.



October Summary

Tue, Oct 4th vs Camrose Kodiaks

The Kodiaks came out to a fast start scoring three goals in the first period and adding a fourth goal in the final frame. Justin Barker would score his fourth goal of the season in the 4-1 game. Calgary had a strong showing on the Penalty Kill going 9 for 10. 

Fri, Oct 7th @ Olds Grizzlys 

Blake Setter got the Canucks going early on the road with the host Glizzlys leading 2-1 after one. Rylan Jockims scored back-to-back goals, finding the back of the net near the second end and at the start of the third. This one would head to Overtime as Cale Sanders would help secure the Canucks second win of the season, with a 4-3 victory.

Sat, Oct 8th vs Drumheller Dragons

Drumheller came into Ken Bracko Arena on a mission, scoring four and holding the Canucks to two goals for a 4-2 win. Blaker Setter scored his fourth of the season with Cole Unger scoring his first AJHL goal.

Fri, Oct 14th vs Grande Prairie Storm

Matt Corbet would get things going for the Canucks, but Evan Gass had other ideas scoring two goals for the Storm. Early in the second Daxton, Budd would tie up the game at 2-2, but the Canucks would fall short 5-2 after the Storm scored 3 unanswered.

Sat, Oct 15th vs Lloydminster Bobcats

Hockey Night in Calgary as the Canucks hosted the Lloydminster Bobcats at Ken Bracko Arena. The Canucks looked hungry for a win as they came out dominant with a 3-1 lead after one period. Daxton Budd, Cale Sanders, and Caden Steinke each chipped in a goal. The Bobcats would get within a goal in the second but would be down by a pair at the end of the Period with a last-minute goal by Ty Hipkin. Spencer Boros and the Canucks would hold on for a 4-3 win, only allowing the Bobcats one goal in the final twenty.

Fri, Oct 21st @ Drumheller Dragons

The Canucks headed out to Drumheller looking to play spoiler on Western Night. The Canucks came from behind to tie the game on three separate occasions. Cale Sanders fired a powerplay goal half way through the first to bring the game to 1-1. Ty Hipkin then lit the lamp with five minutes left in the second to draw the Nucks back level. But Ty wasn’t done, potting his second of the game early in the third. But the Dragons would ride off into the sunset with a Noah Danielson overtime breakaway goal.  But it was a great effort, bringing the game back to a tie three separate times.

Sun, Oct 23rd @ Camrose Kodiaks

A night where hard work goes unrewarded. This was a spirited affair with both teams clocking in nearly 40 minutes in penalties a piece. The Canucks went 1/7 on the man advantage, the Codiaks going 2/6. Colton Phillips-Watts turned away 35 of 41 shots as the Canucks, despite playing well, it wasn’t enough to come away with a win, falling short, 5-2.

Tue, Oct 25th vs Brooks Bandits

Another game where a lot of tough work went unrewarded as the Bandits came to town. After 20 minutes of play the score was 1-0. Then despite the best efforts of the Canucks, The Canucks fell behind in the second. The scoreline flattered the visitors though as the Canucks battled hard until the end. Nucks goals came from Ty Hipkin, Brock Mueller and Captain Justin Barker.

Fri, Oct 28 @ Canmore Eagles

Special teams were the difference in Canmore with Canmore going 3/6 and the Canucks unable to find the net on any of their three power plays. The effort and drive was there when the Nucks weren’t derailed by trips to the sin bin. Cale Sanders furthered his good stats this season, scoring two of the Nucks 3 goals. Final score Eagles 5- Canucks 3.

Sun, Oct 30 vs Okotoks Oilers

It certainly was a pre-halloween thriller at the Ken Bracko as the duo of Spencer Borsos and Easton Inglis propelled the Nucks to a 4-3 overtime victory. Borsos turned aside 42 shots, while Inglis had 3 points, including the game winning goal which was his first of the season. The Okotoks born forward certainly found an extra gear! Cale Sanders, Rylan Jockims, and Liam Davidson also tallied for the Nucks.